Beyond HOPE (1997)
Producer 2600 The Hacker QuarterlyAudio/Visual sound, color
Hackers on Planet Earth
Beyond HOPE (1997): HIP Opening/Beyond HOPE Press Conference
August 8, 1997, 6:00 am/6:00 pm: The Hacking In Progress outdoor hacker event in Holland was taking place at the exact time as Beyond HOPE in New York City. Through a really poor video connection, we attempted to address the overseas conference as they opened early in the morning. This was followed by a press conference later that evening which served as an intro to the Beyond HOPE conference. Featuring Rop Gonggrijp, Emmanuel Goldstein, Cheshire Catalyst, Veggie, Phiber Optik, Cyberjunky, Zap.
Beyond HOPE (1997): The 2600 Panel
August 8, 1997, 9:00 pm: Since this whole thing is being thrown together by 2600 and friends, we thought it would be nice to have a panel dedicated to the zine, what has happened over the years, where 2600 is going, and what could be done better. This is your chance to ask whatever questions you've had festering over the past 13 years. Hosted by Emmanuel Goldstein, Pam, Dave Ruderman, Bernie S., Ben Sherman, Dave Buchwald, Kiratoy, Scott Skinner, Phiber Optik.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Keynote - Brock Meeks
August 9, 1997, 12:00 pm: "Hacking for the Next Century." In this age of heightened awareness about security and hacking, where have all the good hacks gone? Too many are claiming the title "hacker" when they are no more than snot-nosed wannabe posers. Or worse, downright petty criminals, as was witnessed at Defcon when people were trying to pass counterfeit bills and bad counterfeit bills at that. Brock will talk about where hackers have come from, where they've gone, and where they should head into the new millennium.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Tiger Teaming
August 9, 1997, 1:00 pm: What are the implications when hacking becomes legal? Over the years, major companies have learned to rely on the expertise of the same people they once tried to prosecute. Hear some interesting stories about what has happened in this weird marriage of two cultures. And decide for yourself what kind of effect this will have on the future of hacking. Hosted by Dave Buchwald, Steve Lutz, Chris Nichols, Laura Brown, Ira Winkler.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Information for the Masses
August 9, 1997, 2:00 pm: There is so much information available on all of us, but most of it is only accessible to governments and to major companies/big business. In this session, the hackers will "level the playing field" and access data that is not restricted, but is rather... expensive. Or just plain hidden. There will also be a discussion on just how much info is out there, including such categorization as religion, health, sexual preference, etc. Hosted by private investigator Steven Rambam.
Beyond HOPE (1997): The L0pht
August 9, 1997, 3:00 pm: This, incidentally, is the ENTIRE l0pht lineup all in one place at one time! They will be talking about recent projects and accomplishments, not the least of which will be their adventures with Windows NT and why Microsoft would like to see them shot. Look for some new projects to be introduced and for a discussion of emerging trends and shortcomings in the technologies that are backing them. This will be followed by a Q/A session. Hosted by Mudge, Brian Oblivion, Kingpin, Space Rogue, Stefan, Weld Pond, John Tan.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Cryptography: Opportunities, Threats, and Implementations
August 9, 1997, 4:00 pm: From encryption to digital signatures to electronic commerce to secure voting - cryptography has become the enabling technology that allows us to take existing business and social constructs and move them to computer networks. But a lot of cryptography is bad, and the problem with bad cryptography is that it looks just like good cryptography; most people cannot tell the difference. Security is a chain: only as strong as the weakest link. In this talk Bruce Schneier will take a look at the future of cryptography: the needs, the threats, the limits of technology, and the promise of the future.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Off The Hook
August 9, 1997, 6:30 pm: A special two hour live broadcast from the conference to the entire tri-state area. "Off The Hook" airs weekly on WBAI 99.5 FM and has gotten a very diverse audience over the years. This show will obviously be different than most since there aren't usually hundreds of people in the studio like there will be here. There will be all kinds of special guests and surprises, most of which we probably won't even be expecting. We hope to link this show to the HIP conference and have it available live over the Mbone and Real Audio to make this the largest hacker broadcast ever. Featuring Emmanuel Goldstein, Phiber Optik, and various guests.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Where Hackers and Criminals Collide
August 9, 1997, 10:00 pm: A talk by Ira Winkler on how and where the hacker and criminal communities intersect. This presentation will also address what basic skills a "real hacker" would have. Highlighting this topic will be an "Are You Clueless?" test.
Beyond HOPE (1997): GSM Phones and the Future
August 9, 1997, 11:00 pm: One of the newest hacker toys is the GSM phone, which has been around in Europe for quite some time and has just been introduced in this country fairly recently with companies like Omnipoint and Sprint Spectrum. We'll show the capabilities and potential weaknesses of these phones and compare the different systems that exist throughout the world. Learn about the future of telecommunications from the people who will help to shape it. Hosted by Phiber Optik and t0m from England.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Low Bandwidth Access
Sunday, August 10, 1997, 12:00 pm: A discussion and demonstration on how to achieve Internet access using simple text-only computer terminals and web browsers to access information on the World Wide Web. While you don't get all the graphics and whiz-bang, you CAN get basic information, download files, images and software for later perusal, and you DON'T need a Windows machine to do all this! Webmasters will be given tips on making their pages more accessible to these users. Hosted by The Cheshire Catalyst.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Metrocard
Sunday, August 10, 1997, 1:00 pm: The mystery transit employee (Red Balaclava) who appeared at the original Hackers On Planet Earth conference in 1994 returns to talk about the easily hackable but ingeniously self-correcting payment method of New York City's subways and buses. We will also discuss the subtle - and possibly increasing - dangers of the Transit Authority's ability to trace YOUR travels via Metrocard.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Dangerous Legislation
Sunday, August 10, 1997, 2:00 pm: There has been much movement recently involving dangerously vague legislation aimed against hackers and, not coincidentally, against privacy. There are some really scary and little known details that may surprise the hell out of you. Hear firsthand how the legislators' ignorance of technology and desire to control the masses could make your life a living hell. Find out what you can do now to help shape pending laws on cryptography, privacy, free speech and even owning a computer. Hosted by Bernie S., Steve Barber, Shabbir Safdar.
Beyond HOPE (1997): cDc and World Domination
Sunday, August 10, 1997, 3:00 pm: Cult of the Dead Cow is the oldest active group in the hacker underground (around since 1984), and they've got a little bit to say about the impact of the Internet on the world around us. From Chinese dissidents to our own political activists, the underdogs finally have an advantage over the Goliath of Big Brother.... The times they are a changin'. 1997 is the Year of the Cow, and cDc is your only hope for absolution. Featuring Deth Veggie, Mudge, Nightstalker, Tweety Fish, Oxblood Ruffin, Lady Carolyn, Sunspot, Count Zero, Theo de Raadt.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Social Engineering
Sunday, August 10, 1997, 5:00 pm: One of the panels we had the most fun with at the first HOPE was the Social Engineering seminar. We expect to have at least as much fun this time as hackers attempt to demonstrate live just what it means to get unauthorized information out of a human being. No matter how advanced and secure our networks and systems become, this is one form of hacking that can never die. At least, not until there are no more people. Featuring Emmanuel Goldstein, Manos, Zap, Netweasel, Joker, Cyberjunkie, Bernz, Asymmetry.
Beyond HOPE (1997): The Kevin Mitnick Story
Sunday, August 10, 1997, 7:00 pm: For more than two and a half years, Kevin Mitnick has been held in a prison by the U.S. government. And during this whole time, all kinds of mistruths and fictions have been uttered by the prosecution, echoed by the media, and believed by the public. On this panel, Mitnick's lawyer (Donald Randolph) will help set the record straight and provide some little known details on what has happened so far. Find out who Kevin Mitnick is and who he isn't.
Beyond HOPE (1997): Prisoners
Sunday, August 10, 1997, 8:00 pm: One of the sadder aspects of the hacker world is the growing number of hacker prisoners. Some victims of this will describe their experiences and what kinds of tricks the government plays on naive young people. If you want to be a hacker who stays out of jail, it might be good to sit in on this one. If you're interested in things that go on in our nation's prisons, prepare to have your eyes opened. Hosted by Emmanuel Goldstein, Bernie S., Phiber Optik.
Beyond HOPE (1997): The R00t Panel/Closing Ceremonies
Sunday, August 10, 1997, 10:00 pm: "The most beloved, the most hated, and the most respected hacking group of all time" (r00t description of themselves) will discuss their history, their evil deeds, and their many uses of silly putty. Your one and only chance to see a real live hacking group yet to narq out themselves. They're all a bunch of idiots, but they own you. Hosted by Hosaka, RS, Entropy, Loki.
Sunday, August 10, 1997, 11:00 pm: The closing ceremonies wrap up the highlights, give away prizes, try to remember everyone to thank, and bid farewell until next time.